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2014-09-22 00:21:23

OTTAWA, Sept. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is providing additional information to consumers affected by the potential defective pump with Mylan-Nitro Spray 0.4 mg/metered dose (DIN: 02243588) by Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC Canada that was communicated on September 20, 2014. While this continues to remain a recall situation, in view of updated information that indicated a drug shortage would result from an immediate recall, Mylan Pharmaceutical is requesting that pharmacists provide affected...

2014-09-20 12:21:10

OTTAWA, Sept. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC Canada, in consultation with Health Canada, is voluntarily recalling all lots of its Mylan-Nitro Spray 0.4 mg/metered dose due to the product missing the "dip tube," which is part of the pump component. A missing "dip tube" could pose a potential problem with the delivery of nitroglycerin to the patient. This defect may lead patients to believe they are receiving the nitroglycerin, when in fact they are unable to access it....

2014-07-20 23:01:11

KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc., an FDA registered and inspected 503B Human Outsourcing Facility that specializes in the preparation of drugs no longer commercially available or in short supply, announces today that they are providing the service of compounded nitroglycerin. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) July 20, 2014 KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is providing the compounding service of nitroglycerin. Aside from authorized international shipments of the drug into...

2011-12-14 19:23:33

Researchers at Queen´s University have identified a new mechanism that could potentially explain why the body´s immune system sometimes fails to eliminate cancer. The new findings shed light on the possible cause of immune resistance in cancer cells, and indicate that nitroglycerin, a relatively safe and low-cost drug used for more than a century to treat angina, may be effective for managing certain cancers. “This discovery may lead to new approaches for the treatment of...

2011-11-02 21:50:08

When given for hours as a continuous dose, the heart medication nitroglycerin backfires -- increasing the severity of subsequent heart attacks, according to a study of the compound in rats by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. "Basically it's a cautionary tale," said professor of chemical and systems biology Daria Mochly-Rosen, PhD, senior author of the study that will be published Nov. 2 in Science Translational Medicine. "Here is a practice in medicine used for...

2011-03-18 00:00:26

Indicated for acute relief of an attack or acute prophylaxis of angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease Cranford, NJ (PRWEB) March 16, 2011 Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease, is the most common type of heart disease, currently affecting about 17 million Americans.(1) Most of these people suffer from a common symptom of CAD known as angina pectoris. For over 100 years, physicians have treated acute angina with nitrates, the most common form being...

2011-03-16 02:00:00

CRANFORD, N.J., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease, is the most common type of heart disease, currently affecting about 17 million Americans(1). Most of these people suffer from a common symptom of CAD known as angina pectoris. For over 100 years, physicians have treated acute angina with nitrates, the most common form being nitroglycerin(2). Considered the gold standard in treating acute angina, nitroglycerin tablets have...

2011-02-25 08:40:38

By: Rhonda Craig, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The same medicines used to treat angina and chronic heart failure, may also help treat osteoporosis. In this new study, researchers found that postmenopausal women that used nitroglycerin ointment for two years experienced a modest increase in bone mineral density and decrease in bone loss. According to study authors, the number of osteoporotic fractures is increasing, and an inexpensive and widely available treatment like...

2011-02-23 01:46:39

Preliminary research indicates that use of nitroglycerin ointment among postmenopausal women for 2 years was associated with a modest increase in bone mineral density and decrease in bone resorption (loss), according to a study in the February 23 issue of JAMA. "The number of osteoporotic fractures is increasing worldwide as populations age. An inexpensive and widely available treatment may help limit this increase," the authors write. "Nitroglycerin stimulates bone formation and inhibits...

2010-03-16 14:22:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today ordered Glenmark Generics of Mahwah, N.J., and Konec Inc. of Tucson, Ariz., to stop marketing unapproved nitroglycerin tablets. The tablets are placed under the tongue to relieve chest pain or to stop a heart attack and are marketed in 0.3 mg, 0.4 mg, and 0.6 mg dosages. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The FDA does not anticipate a supply problem for these...


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2010-09-29 16:59:34

Dynamite, invented by Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel in 1867, is an explosive that harnesses the potential of nitroglycerin to explode. Normally it is sold in an 8 inch long stick and weighs about .6 pounds although other sizes do exist. TNT is usually the standard by which explosive power is gauged; however, dynamite actually has more than 60% greater energy density than TNT. Nitroglycerin dissolved in nitrocellulose and a small amount of ketone can form another type of dynamite. This type...

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